Details of Scotty Gosson's Morris Minor
'61 Morris Minor
2"X4" mild steel frame
Opel GT front suspension
Mopar 8 3/4" rearend w/ 3.91 spool and Dutchman axles
Rear suspension is tube shocks, utility trailer leaf springs and a Mopar pinion snubber
Engine was been a 406" small block Chevy, but I'm now de-stroking that to 377"
Transmission is a Powerglide with trans brake and TCI 10" 4200 stall converter
Best time so far: 10.32@127mph Not bad for a mild street motor - I drive it a few days a week...
This car was originally built for $20 a week, stretched out over many years (began project in 1985) - currently I have $7,000 in it. All work done at home by me. This is the first car I built from scratch - since then, I've built many for customers and my skills have improved some. So I'm re-doing some things on it now, before going to Bonneville in September - this trip will be chronicled in Rod and Custom magazine (I write for them) and I don't want people to see the crappy work I once did!